Countries have been conducting border attacks on territories for several days.
The Azerbaijani defense Ministry has threatened to launch a missile attack on the Armenian nuclear power plant, the state-run AZERTAJ News Agency reports. This possibility was hinted at by the head of the press service of the Ministry of Defense, Colonel Vagif Dargyakhly.
“The Armenian side should not forget that the latest missile systems in service with our army allow us to hit the Metsamor nuclear power plant with high accuracy, which could lead to a great disaster for Armenia,” the Colonel was quoted as saying.
Dargyakhly spoke about the possibility of striking the nuclear power plant, commenting on reports about the chance of Armenia hitting the Mingechevir reservoir dam, which would lead to flooding of vast territories.
The Armenian nuclear power plant was put into operation in 1976. The station generates about a third of the country’s electricity, but it has been shut down for repairs from July 1 until September 3.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have been fighting on the border between the countries since July 12. According to Baku, 11 Azerbaijani soldiers were killed, including Major General Polad Hashimov. Armenia declared four dead and ten injured on its side. The fighting takes place far from Nagorno-Karabakh, where the two countries ‘ confrontation is usually the most acute.